Tenured Professor of Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Aug 2024

3 Jun 2024
Job Information

Tallinn University of Technology

Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology
Research Field

Chemistry » Molecular chemistry
Chemistry » Biochemistry
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)
Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

15 Aug 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

1 Jan 2025
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at Tallinn University of Technology invites to apply for a tenured professor position in the field of Molecular Diagnostics and Bioinformatics.

The goal of the position is to consolidate and develop laboratory and data analysis expertise in genome-wide omics methods. Expected fields of research and development are genetics, biomedicine, sequencing methods, genome-wide data analysis in molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics.


  • Research and development activities in the expected field and their organization, leading the described research topics.
  • Development of cooperation with other research and development institutions and enterprises.
  • Organization of the development of the necessary base for R&D activities in the field of molecular diagnostics.
  • Organization of the expansion of the necessary base for R&D activities in the field of molecular diagnostics.
  • Professional teaching, research, and development activities in the field of molecular biology in a balanced volume corresponding to the Regulation of Academic Career Management.
  • Supervision of doctoral, master's, and bachelor's students in conducting independent research.
  • Publication of research and development results; working as an expert in your field.
  • Conducting teaching and educational development activities at a modern methodological and educational technological level.
  • Organization of academic teaching and educational development activities and responsibility for their high standards in your field.
  • Attracting additional funding (from outside the university) to support your field of research.
  • Participation in the work of national and international professional decision-making bodies and committees.
  • Collaboration with editorial boards of scientific journals, reviewing scientific articles.
  • Popularization of your specialty and research field.
  • Coordination of professional continuing education.

This is a full-time post positioned at TalTech campus in Tallinn, Estonia. Additional information about the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology can be found on the official web-page: https://taltech.ee/en/department-chemistry-biotechnology . The salary is set according to the currently effective Rules for Remuneration at TalTech.
Contact person: Pirjo Spuul, the Head of the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, [email protected] .


To apply for the position, please send the following documents in English by 15 August 2024 at the latest by using the application link :

  • a motivation letter;
  • documents proving that the candidate holds the required academic degree for the position applied;
  • a CV, including a list of publications;
  • an academic portfolio, including a motivated self-evaluation regarding compliance with the requirements for the tenured professor position set out in the Academic Career Management Regulation, Annex 3 “Academic Evaluation Matrix” (shall be submitted by a university staff member only) or a free format evaluation of the academic activity undertaken so far and the competencies required for work (shall be submitted by an external candidate only);
  • a vision-action plan for the future position (the maximum total length 1500 words);other documents considered important by the candidate.

For further information on the application documents and recruitment process, please contact the TalTech HR Office: [email protected] .

Research Field
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Specific Requirements

Required for the position:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD) in a related field of research of the position call. 
  • Previous international work experience in the described field of research; experience in both experimental work and data analysis is expected. 
  • Experience in research and development activities as an applicant and principal investigator of scientific projects. 
  • Experience in pedagogical work, including supervision of master's and doctoral theses. 
  • The level and citation of scientific publications are comparable to professors in the same field at the university's reference universities (h-index ≥18). 
  • Successful supervision of doctoral theses.

In addition, advanced Estonian will be a strong benefit. In case the candidate does not speak Estonian, then after 3 years from taking up the position the candidate is expected to acquire Estonian at the level of B2.


Additional Information

We offer various training and development opportunities, interesting work in a supportive team, a modern work environment and various opportunities for self-improvement, a possibility to cooperate with the research groups of the School of Science as well TalTech, a good research and teaching network (including the EuroTech universities).

TalTech has a green and one of the most compact university campuses in Europe that includes the Tehnopol Tallinn Science Park. Low hierarchy, academic freedom and a balanced work and family life are valued at TalTech. The university provides individual development and training opportunities, material and non-material tokens of acknowledgement, sporting opportunities at TalTech Sports Club and all-staff activities.

Additional comments

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the flagship in engineering and IT science and education in Estonia, providing higher education at all levels in engineering and technology, information technology, economics, science, and maritime. TalTech’s mission is to be a promoter of science, technology, and innovation and a leading provider of engineering and economic education in Estonia. 

The Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology was created in the School of Science in 2017, the department merged the former Institute of Chemistry, the Institute of Gene Technology and the Institute of Food Science. Currently 25 research groups operate in the department’s interdisciplinary and international environment. The primary mission of the department is to provide high level education based on top level science, to be a leader in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, gene technology, food science and smart technologies. The department’s recent scientific discoveries in chemistry, molecular biology and food technology have opened up completely new perspectives in the fields of medicine, industry, agriculture and environmental protection.

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Tallinn University of Technology
Other / Non-US
Postal Code
Akadeemia tee 15, zip code 12618

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Ehitajate tee 5
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